Appointments update 22 November 2021

Cushon has announced three appointments to its senior leadership team.

Dom Manley has been appointed as head of product, while David Harvey has been appointed master trust lead, and Andy Aitken has been named strategic partnerships director. The new hires join with nearly 60 years of combined experience spanning master trusts, defined contribution and adviser platforms, and are expected to help ensure that the company can deliver on its climate roadmap commitments.

Newton Investment Management, part of BNY Mellon Investment Management, has named Therese Niklasson as global head of sustainable investment.

Niklasson, who will be responsible for driving Newton's strategic plan for responsible and sustainable investment globally, will report directly to CEO, Euan Munro, and will also join the Newton executive committee. With 17 years' experience in the industry, Niklasson joins from Ninety One Plc, where she was most recently global head of sustainability. Prior to this, she was global head of ESG and head of ESG research at the firm.

Pensions for Purpose has announced its new board after establishing a new limited company.

The group confirmed that executive directors will include chief executive, Charlotte O'Leary, chair, Karen Shackleton, and head of Australia, John Donovan, as well as company secretary, Mark Shackleton. Pensions for Purpose has also appointed four non-executive directors: Heather Fleming, Louise Kooy-Henckel, Debbie Fielder and John Featherby.

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